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Nicaragua + 4 others
REDLAC Nota Semanal sobre Emergencias - América Latina y el Caribe Año 7 - Volumen 351

Destacados

  • NICARAGUA: 164 sismos en tres días, con 2,151 viviendas afectadas.

  • CHILE: Unos 8,000 damnificadas por incendios forestales en Chile.

  • ARGENTINA: 1, 450 personas evacuadas por lluvias y fuertes vientos

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Nicaragua + 4 others
REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies Latin America & the Caribbean - Year 7 - Volume 351

Highlights

  • NICARAGUA: 164 earthquakes and aftershocks in three days; 2,151 dwellings affected.

  • CHILE: About 8,000 affected by forest fires in Chile.

  • ARGENTINA: 1, 450 people evacuated by rains and strong winds

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Informe de Emergencia n° 319 - Inundación afecta la provincia de Alto Amazonas - Loreto

HECHOS:

El 12 de marzo 2014, a consecuencia de las intensas precipitaciones pluviales, se produjo el desborde del río Huallaga, inundando viviendas y centros de salud en las localidades de Puerto Zamora, Yahuar, Los Tigres, Mondongo, Isla Malvinas, Italia, Isla del Gallo, San Pedro de Shingana en el distrito de Yurimaguas; localidad de Puerto Victoria del distrito de Lagunas, provincia de Alto Amazonas. Código SINPAD N° 00063832.

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Informe de Emergencia n° 318 - Inundación afecta el departamento de San Martín

HECHOS:

El 14 de marzo de 2014 a las 01:00 horas aproximadamente, a consecuencia de las precipitaciones pluviales, se produjo el desborde de río Huallaga y Sacanche, afectando viviendas y vías de comunicación en las localidades de Santa Sofía, Reforma, Asunción, San Juan y San Antonio distrito de Papaplaya, provincia San Martín; localidades de Sacanche y Victor Raúl del distrito de Sacanche, provincia de Huallaga.

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DILG holds flooding, landslide consultation meeting in Zambales

By: Rosa Bianca R. Pamintuan

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, April 15 (PIA) -- Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) recently hosted a consultation meeting for local government units in Zambales that were affected by the severe flooding and landslide caused by the typhoon Odette-induced southwest monsoon last year.

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Rebuilding from ground zero: DSWD provides livelihood assistance for ‘Yolanda’ survivors

Brighter days are ahead for the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda as Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman created a task force for the rebuilding of livelihood assets or Cash for Assets. It is led by the Department’s Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP).

“The Cash for Assets is part of DSWD’s early recovery efforts to enable the families affected by disasters to return to normal life at the soonest possible time by providing them immediate cash assistance,” Sec. Soliman said.

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DSWD, partners to start civil registration project for ‘Yolanda’ survivors

Palo, Leyte – Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman enjoined Typhoon Yolanda survivors especially those who lost vital civil documents to avail of the free Mobile Civil Registration Project when it starts full implementation in June.

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World + 18 others
Global Weather Hazards Summary April 11-17, 2014

Locally heavy rainfall may ease moisture deficits in parts of western Angola

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly distributed seasonal rainfall since February has led to deteriorating ground conditions in western Angola. These long-term moisture deficits may negatively impact developing crops and pastoral areas. However, precipitation forecasts indicate the potential for locally heavy rainfall in the Benguela and Cuanza Sul provinces, which may provide some relief to moisture stress in the country.
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Solomon Islands Flash Floods - Health Situation Report No. 1

Health priorities include access to safe water and sanitation facilities, nutrition and food safety, maternal and child health services, and mental health and psychosocial support.

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WHO highlights lifesaving health priorities in the aftermath of flash floods in Solomon Islands

Honiara, 14 April 2014- When the massive flood hit a small community in a palm plantation in Guadacanal Province in Solomon Islands, the family of Samson Tokara trooped to the Okea evacuation centre to seek refuge. In the rush to the evacuation, he was not able to bring much of his belongings, but he grabbed the most important people in his life, his wife Jenlin and 2-month old baby Samantha.

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Bolivia: Floods (MDRBO008) DREF final report

Summary: 299,846 Swiss francs have been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 12 March 2013 to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 10,000 beneficiaries.

During the second week of January, the seasonal rains in Bolivia intensified and continued to fall throughout February, slowly affecting the entire country. As consequence of the rains, several floods, hail storms, and overflowing of rivers affected 67 municipalities in eight departments.

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NEOC reports zero damages after quake and tsunami

Posted Mon, 2014-04-14 17:26 by George Herming

The Government’s National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) has reported zero casualties or damages from the magnitude 7.6 quake and tsunami that struck coastal villages of mainland Makira and its surrounding islands on Sunday morning.

The undersea earthquake followed by a tsunami had forced thousands of coastal dwellers in many parts of the country to flee to safety on higher grounds following warnings issued on the National Broadcaster, SIBC on Sunday morning.

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Solomon Islands + 1 other
Australia sends medical doctors to the Solomons

The Australian Government is sending two Australian doctors, as part of a New Zealand-led medical team, to Solomon Islands to help with the relief effort following the devastating floods that hit the country last week.

A series of powerful earthquakes over the weekend and a localised tsunami further increased the need for support to the Solomons health system.

The Australian Government is providing a $3 million assistance package to the Solomon Islands Government, NGOs and the United Nations, to respond to crisis.

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Solomon Islands + 1 other
NZ health and engineering support to Solomons

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced New Zealand will send health personnel and a Bailey bridge to Solomon Islands to assist with the response to flooding.

“The main hospital in Honiara is stretched after the recent flooding and there is a very serious risk of waterborne disease spreading around the capital,” Mr McCully says.

“We will be deploying two New Zealand health teams, on separate rotations, to assist the local authorities. The teams will consist of up to ten people, including; emergency management doctors and nurses, logisticians and support staff.

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Damage Assessment Along Matanikau River, Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands (14 April 2014)

This map illustrates satellite-detected urban areas that were affected by flash flooding along the Matanikau River in Honiara, capital city of the Solomon Islands. Analysis was conducted using a Resurs-P panchromatic image acquired the 08th and the 13th of April 2014. Traces of waters can be seen in urban areas along the Matakinau River and ~ 100 houses seem to have been washed out and/or flooded by the flash flooding event in the identified areas. A bridge in the Chinatown neighbourhood appears to be totally destroyed, however the main bridge further north seems intact.

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Philippines: Ongoing and Completed Emergency Shelter activities as of 07 April 2014

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Philippines: Ongoing and Completed GBV activities as of 07 April 2014

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Philippines: Ongoing and Completed Child Protection activities as of 07 April 2014

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Philippines: Ongoing and Completed WASH activities as of 07 April 2014

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